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01.11.2008 NDC News

Former First lady urged Ghanaians to vote for NDC


The Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has called on Ghanaians to vote for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the forthcoming elections to reduce the high cost of living, poverty and other hardships facing the people which have been brought about by the economic policies of New Patriotic Party's (NPP) government.

She said a vote for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as President in the forth coming elections would worsen the living standard of the people since the property owning democracy system being pursued by the government only benefit few individuals and supporters of the NPP party.

Nana Konadu was addressing large number of NDC supporters who defiled a heavy down pour at Asubone Rail, Fodoa, Nkawkaw Zongo and the Nkawkaw Central Market to attend separate rallies organized as part of her three day visit to some communities in the Kwahu area.

She said the NDC government came out with effective programmes towards the development of the country with the construction of roads, extension of electricity, potable water and other infrastructure throughout the country, but the NPP deceived Ghanaians with lies during the 2000 electioneering campaign to win the election.

The former First Lady who is also the President of the 31st December Women's Movement said Ghanaians could not move forward with the high rate of corruption and the use of the country as a transit point for cocaine and urged the electorate to vote against NPP in the forth coming general election.

Ms Shieley Aryittey, the first Vice Chairman of the NDC called on the government to come out with the true state of the country's economic situation for the people to know the amount of debt the country was owning its creditors and debt so far paid for the past eight years.

She said the redenomination of the country's currency had devalued the currency by ten per cent while the government could not account for the total amount of currencies printed during the redenomination exercise.

Ms Aryittey said an NDC government would create employment, assist farmers with tractors and other farming inputs to increase production and also assist them to market their produce to make the needed profit and therefore urged the electorate to massively vote for the NDC in the next Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

Nana Konadu also addressed rallies at Sempoa, Kotoso, Nteso, Nketepa, New Jerusalem and Adawso and also introduced the Parliamentary candidates for Nkawkaw, Mpraeso and Abetifi constituencies.